Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Chandanapally church festival from Friday

KOLLAM: The annual festival of the Chandanapally Saint Georges Orthodox Valyapally church will be held on May 7 and 8.

Festival committee general convener Fr. Idiculla Daniel said that a heavy flow of pilgrims to the church had begun already. The church was recently declared a global pilgrimage centre by Malankara Metropolitan Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos 1.

On May 7, the �swarnakurissu samarpanam (golden cross dedication) ritual will be held after the holy Eucharist. The Padayatris who arrive for the festival will be given the traditional reception at the Chandanapally junction in the evening. The rasa on that day will be held at 8.30 p.m. The �Chembeduppu ritual will be held at 5 p.m. on May 8.

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